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Explore the hidden beauty of the Maltese Islands as you unearth two unspoilt Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo on an 8-day self-guided walking adventure. Uncover jaw-dropping sea views and a slew of iconic havens. Learn about Malta's fascinating past and explore its beautiful, varied landscapes, all while finding inner peace among its wild splendour as you gain the perspective on two different Maltese Islands at your own pace.
Your adventure begins in Malta, the largest of the two islands, at the bustling town of St Julians. Explore the "fish tail" area of Malta and marvel at its picture-perfect landscape and abundance of attractive beaches. Continue on to Valletta, the smallest capital city in all of Europe and also a UNESCO World Heritage Sit. Be astounded by the collection of fascinating places it has to offer, including winding alleyways, beautiful buildings, fountains, and old city walls. Between Marsascala and Marsaxlokk, embark on a breathtakingly magnificent stroll that will take you through ancient salt pans, lovely farms, stunning cliff hangings, a variety of scenery, and a well-known fish market that still boasts a significant level of Maltese leisure life. Your island exploration continues with a transfer to Gozo, the northernmost island. Here, you’ll walk to uncover the island's impressive coastline and through the cobbled streets of the traditional towns and villages. Its rugged landscape ensures spectacular views including Fungus Rock, a natural stone outcrop in the centre of Dwejra Bay, and the Inland Sea.
This package includes 7 nights accommodation on a twin-share basis. Breakfast, route directions and maps are included as specified in the itinerary. A trip perfectly planned with engaging activities to discover the region at a leisurely pace.
Escape the confines of everyday life into an adventure in the breathtaking Maltese Islands. Satiate your inner adventure, refresh your senses, and satisfy your insatiable curiosity on this 8-day self-guided trip around two Maltese Islands.
This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.
Immerse in a riveting 8-day self-guided walking adventure unveiling the riches of the unspoilt island of Malta’s northernmost island, Gozo, walking as little or as much as you like. Explore its dramatic trails and stunning coastlines, learn its fascinating history, and discover every little beautiful attribute dotted across this beautiful island nestled perfectly in the Mediterranean at your own pace.
Start your adventure right with a picturesque ferry cruise to breathtaking Gozo. Take a stroll along the coast to explore Mgarr Port, taking in the fabulous sights of its peaceful marina and sacred church perched on a hilltop overlooking the harbour. Follow the path to the narrow creek of Mgarr ix-Xini, where you can relax with a picnic and a refreshing swim. Walk along Sannat to be astounded by the majesty of the tallest and most impressive cliffs in Gozo, then continue on the breathtaking path that leads to the stunning Xlendi Bay, take a stroll through the open terrace fields, and head towards the Ggantija Tombs. Have lunch on Ramla Bay, the island's nicest beach, and stroll downtown Victoria. Explore Dahlet Qorrot Bay and San Blas Bay on a leisurely stroll, unwind here, and trek the remaining distance to Nadur, a unique traditional village that brings a fantastic end to your trip with breathtaking views of the countryside and sea.
Retreat to comfort at the 5-star Hotel Ta Cenc, your home for the week, which was carefully selected to guarantee a wonderful stay. Enjoy mouthwatering specialties in stylish restaurants with breathtaking views, unwind in cosy rooms outfitted with modern amenities, enjoy a full body massage at the exotic spa, take a soothing plunge in the sparkling pool, and get your whims catered to by the skilled personnel who combine charm, intuition, and finesse in their services.
This package includes 7 nights of accommodation in a 5-star hotel on a twin-share basis. You’ll stay at Hotel Ta Cenc set in 400 acres of private grounds and built in harmony with the natural surroundings, offering complete tranquility, a friendly atmosphere and delicious Maltese cuisine. Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
Embark on an exciting journey accompanied by 5-star comfort. Learn rich history, savour delicious food and wine, and take in the Mediterranean atmosphere on this 8-day self-guided walking adventure into Gozo.
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Uncover the secrets of the largest of the Maltese Islands on a 8-day self-guided walk filled with scenic discoveries as you walk at your own pace. Take on the vast island of Malta, home to picturesque sea vistas, vast historical archives and iconic landmarks, all waiting for your graceful presence. Explore, learn about and fall in sync with the unparalleled assortment of diverse wonders of Malta on this immersive adventure.
Your adventure begins at the bustling town of St Julians where you being your walk to explore the "fish tail" of Malta, a postcard perfect region speckled with alluring beaches and imposing views. Spend some time appreciating the great outdoors in Majjistral Nature Park as you learn about the many types of animals and plants that call it home, as well as the thriving ecology that supports them. Get a glimpse into the past by travelling along a gorgeous road that is dotted with a multitude of historical footprints, ancient graves, one-of-a-kind cave dwellings, and antiquities. Journey to Valletta, Malta’s capital and the smallest capital in Europe, and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at its assembly of interesting sites; narrow lanes, stunning architecture, fountains, and historic city walls. Your penultimate day starts at Marsaxlokk, a fishing town renowned for its famous Sunday fish market before ending your incredible journey in St Julians.
This package includes 7 nights in a boutique hotel on a twin-share basis. Breakfast, route directions and maps are included as specified in the itinerary. A trip perfectly planned with engaging activities to discover the region at a leisurely pace.
A wonderful 8-day adventure that embraces perfection all while taking in everything beautiful on the island of Malta at your own pace awaits you. Refresh your senses, feed your spirit’s hunger and quench your curiosity in the stunning Maltese region.
Set off on a captivating 11-day luxury cruise with PONANT, sailing from the pearl of the French Riviera, Nice, to the enchanting Maltese capital, Valletta. Traverse the Mediterranean Sea aboard Le Bougainville, where you'll explore a breathtaking array of destinations.
Your journey begins in Corsica's heart, Calvi, where wild landscapes and authentic charm await. Then, immerse yourself in the picturesque port of Portofino, a lively harbor with a rich heritage. At Porto Ercole, a charming Tuscan village, mingle with local fisherman and producers, surrounded by lush landscapes and rolling hills.
Venture further to the Aeolian islands, with Lipari as your gateway to awe-inspiring natural and architectural wonders. Discover the unspoiled beauty of Gozo, a megalithic site listed by UNESCO, and indulge in its turquoise sea and exquisite salt marshes. Unwind in the idyllic Comino, boasting a captivating blue lagoon that rivals the Seychelles' finest beaches.
As you conclude your adventure, explore Valletta, the capital of Malta, once a stronghold of the Knights of the Order of Malta. Le Bougainville, your ship, is designed to provide a seamless blend of exploration, luxury, and comfort, offering a multi-sensorial underwater lounge, an outdoor pool, and refined open-to- the-sea spaces.
Embark on this unforgettable journey, where each day unveils new wonders, from Corsica's authenticity to Malta's historic grandeur and natural splendors. Book now and set sail on an extraordinary Mediterranean escapade with PONANT.
*Option for a reverse itinerary is available.
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30 July 2024 Departure | Malta, Italian Shores & Isle of Beauty Luxury Cruise 11D10N (Valetta-Nice)
9 August 2024 Departure | Malta, Italian Shores & Isle of Beauty Luxury Cruise 11D10N (Nice-Valetta)
19 August 2024 Departure | Malta, Italian Shores & Isle of Beauty Luxury Cruise 11D10N (Valetta-Nice)
29 August 2024 Departure | Malta, Italian Shores & Isle of Beauty Luxury Cruise 11D10N (Nice-Valetta)
NOTE: The itinerary is indicative. No two expedition cruises will be the same, with each expedition crafted by the experienced Masters and Expedition Leaders. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. We suggest that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling.